MLB Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox same game parlay (+360 odds) today 7/5: JD Martinez balls out in Boston

Boston Red Sox hitter J.D. Martinez
Photo of Mark Lammey

Mark Lammey

MLB · 1 month ago

Show Bio

I've been a capper since my love for sports met my proficiency with numbers and math. The NFL and NCAAF have always been my first loves, followed by the NHL. Although I prefer sports that involve hitting people, I still love capping MLB, soccer, tennis, and even some esports. Living in Florida has its perks like year-round sports of any kind.

After the Rays pulled off an impressive series win against the Blue Jays, they were quickly brought back down to earth on Monday. There’s never time to rest in the AL East, and the Red Sox showed them that. Despite having a bullpen day, Boston shut out Tampa. However, they cannot relax either, as they welcome the Yankees after this series. With both teams seemingly fighting for a wild card spot at this point, Tuesday’s game is all the more important. Along with this same game parlay, be sure to check out our thoughts on the side and total for all of today’s games.

Red Sox -1.5 (+135)

Red Sox – over 5.5 total runs (+135)

JD Martinez 2+ total bases (-110)

Parlay odds: +360

Let’s take a closer look at each leg of our same game parlay.

Red Sox -1.5 (+135)

Boston should be able to secure at least a series win today by taking down Tampa once again. They were able to do so in convincing fashion yesterday, and that was without a true starter taking the mound. Now they’ll have Nick Pivetta getting the start, which should only make things easier for the Sox. Not only does Pivetta have 8 wins on the season, the team overall performs well when he pitches. They’ve won 9 of his last 10 starts, including the most recent one against a tough Blue Jays team. Given that Pivetta has allowed more than 2 runs just twice across that 10-game span, he can help keep the Rays in check.

After the Red Sox had 8 batters record a hit yesterday, their hot streak should continue against Tampa’s Jeffrey Springs. Not only is he a former reliever, he missed his last start due to a family emergency. That’s taken him off the mound for extended time, which is never good news against a great lineup such as Boston’s. It’s even worse simply due to the fact that Springs is a lefty. The Red Sox have been feasting on such pitching, and are now the 5th-best lineup against them. Springs hasn’t had a start against Boston yet this season, but his last time on the mound was against a weak Pirates lineup. After not pitching for 2 weeks, he should be in for a wake-up call against Rafael Devers and company.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for the Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox

Red Sox – over 5.5 total runs (+135)

Devers is arguably the best hitter in baseball, and should lead the way for this leg of our same game parlay. He leads the league with 184 total bases, and his 27 doubles are the most in the American League. Of course this is about the team, which has an incredibly deep lineup. They have 10 hitters with at least 11 extra-base hits, and have had no issue hitting this total at home. Prior to yesterday’s game, the Red Sox had scored 6 runs in 3 of their last 5 home games. They even had a quick 2-game home series before that in which they scored 16 total runs. It certainly helps that they’ll be hitting a lefty today as well. After a long 5-game series up in Toronto, the Rays have had no time to rest and look prone to allowing quite a few runs.

JD Martinez 2+ total bases (-110)

While Devers gets the majority of the attention, JD Martinez is quietly having a great season. He’s second on the team with 131 total bases, which may seem like a significant difference from Devers. However, that would still be the leader on the majority of teams. His 24 doubles is 3rd in the American League, and he also has 8 home runs. The elephant in the room is that he has not hit this prop for a few games now. However, the lefty Springs provides a great opportunity for him to get back on track. Martinez has a career .308 batting average with 84 home runs against left-handed pitching. Most importantly, his .580 slugging percentage against lefties means he is efficient with his at-bats and can cash this prop with a single swing.  

Don’t miss our MLB parlays for today’s action!

What is a Same Game Parlay?

Check out our guide on what is a same game parlay and where can I bet it?

Pickswise is the home of free MLB picks and predictions. Make sure to also check out our MLB parlays and MLB prop bets tabs for more expert picks.

Virginia Bonuses

See All
PointsBet

$500

Get 5x $100 Risk-Free Bets!

Sign up for a new PointsBet account

Make a bet of up to $100 and receive a refund if you lose

Get this offer once a day for the first 5 days you sign up

Must be 21+. Full terms are available at PointsBet.

BetMGM

$200

Get $200 in Free Bets & a PICKSWISE HAT!

Sign up for a new account with BetMGM, and make a deposit of $10+.

Place a $10 moneyline wager on any team

Win $200 in free bets and a FREE Pickswise hat

21+ and new players only. Full terms available at BetMGM Sportsbook.

FanDuel Sportsbook

$250

Bet One, Get One: FanDuel will match your first bet placed up to $250 in free bets

Sign up for a new account with FanDuel Sportsbook

Deposit at least $10 into your account

FanDuel will match your first bet up to $250 in Free Bets!

Must be 21+ in CO. First deposit of at least $10 required. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable free bets that expire 14 days after receipt. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook.

DraftKings

$100

Bet $5+ on MLB and get $100 in Free Bets Instantly!

Sign up for a new account with DraftKings Sportsbook and make your first deposit

Bet $5+ on any MLB team to win their next game

Win $100 no matter what!

Offer valid for new players only. Must be 21 years or older to play. Reward paid in site credit. Full terms available at DraftKings Sportsbook.

PointsBet

$2,000

Get $2,000 in Risk-Free Bets!

Register for a new PointsBet account & deposit

Receive a free bet refund up to $500 if your first fixed odds bet loses

& a free bet refund up to $1,500 if your first two PointsBetting Wager loses

Must be 21+. Full terms are available at PointsBet.

Caesars Sportsbook

$1,500

Get up to $1,500 Risk-Free First Bet!

Sign up for a new Caesars Sportsbook account

Make your first deposit of $50+

If your first bet is not a winner, get it all back as a free bet (up to $1,100) if you lose!

21+. Terms and conditions apply.

Monkey Knife Fight

$100

Claim Instant Deposit Match up to $100 + Free $5 game

Register for a Monkey Knife Fight account & deposit using promo code PICKSWISE100

Monkey Knife Fight will match your first deposit up to $100

Deposit $100 and you'll get $100 bonus + a free $5 game

18+. Terms and conditions apply. You must live in one of the states where real money DFS is legal.

BetRivers

$250

Get a $250 Deposit Bonus!

Sign up for a new BetRivers account using promo code PICKSWISE

Make a deposit & get it doubled up to $250 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $100

Must be 21+. Play in IA Only. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-BETS OFF

Unibet

$500

Get a $500 Risk-Free Bet!

Register for a new Unibet account & make a deposit

Place your first bet up to $500 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $500

New players only. Terms & conditions apply. 21+. VA only.

BetMGM

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Risk Free Bet!

Register for a new BetMGM & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $1,000

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

FanDuel Sportsbook

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Risk Free Bet!

Register for a new FanDuel Sportsbook account & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $1,000

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

DraftKings

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Deposit Bonus!

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account & deposit

DraftKings will match 20% of your deposit up to $1,000 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $500

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

Monkey Knife Fight

$100

Claim 100% Instant Deposit Match up to $100!

Register for a Monkey Knife Fight account & deposit using promo code PICKSWISE100

Monkey Knife Fight will match your first deposit up to $100

Deposit $100 and you'll get $100 bonus + a free $5 game

18+. Terms and conditions apply. You must live in one of the states where real money DFS is legal.

Yahoo DFS

$25

Get $25 in Site Credit With Yahoo DFS When You Deposit $5!

Register for a new account with Yahoo DFS and deposit $5+

Enter a $5 DFS contest

Upon entry, you will receive a bonus $25 in credit into your account!

21+ and new players only. Full terms available from Yahoo DFS.

TVG

$200

Get Your First Single-Horse Win Wager Back Up to $200 if you don't win

Register for a new TVG account and make a deposit

Place your first single horse win-type bet up to $200

If your horse doesn't win you'll get a refund up to $300

21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.

TwinSpires

$200

Get a $200 Sign-Up Bonus with Twinspires Racebook!

Open your TwinSpires.com account using offer code BET200

$200 bonus cash will be credited in increments of $100 for every $400 wagered

To earn the full $200 bonus players must wager $800 within 30 days

21+. Terms and conditions apply.